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Introducing the new Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER

The new 1800 S GG DAMASZENER marks the third Sinn watch crafted from Damascus steel and is limited to a run of just 100 pieces worldwide.

 

From the very beginning, Sinn has always been about functionality, quality and strength. Wherever you look throughout the brand’s catalogue, innovative technology is at play. Sinn is always pushing boundaries and moving forward. The German watch manufacturer has been experimenting with materials for years. It produced the first 22ct yellow gold watch case that equalled the hardness of stainless steel in the mid-90s. What’s more, just a decade later is created its first dive watch from submarine steel. The release of the limited edition Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER watch marks the third use of Damascus steel which is used frequently in the making of swords and knives. The fact that it combines two types of steel enables softer and harder materials to come together to reduce the risk of breaking or faltering under pressure. The craft of manufacturing Damascus steel is actually hundreds of years old. Layers and layers of steel are forged together, resulting in an unusual end result that has become the focal point to the design of this Sinn watch.

 

 

Beautiful in appearance is the surface pattern of the new Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER watch. Whereas a traditionally manufactured steel watch may comprise a total of three separate parts plus a dial, the Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER watch features a mid-case and dial crafted from one piece of solid steel. This creates an organic and flowing pattern throughout the entire design of the watch. The case is also hardened using Sinn’s Tegimented technology, which provides extremely effective protection from scratches on the case surface. First introduced in 2003, it replaced the ice hardening technique for nickel-free watch cases. At first, only stainless steel cases underwent this hardening process, but now all different case materials are subject to the process. The process offers several advantages to a Sinn watch. Not only does it make it more scratch-resistant but it creates a protective layer over the surface of the material. In addition to this, there is a black hard coating across the top of the new Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER limited edition watch, as well as a 100-meter water resistance. The top of the case is equipped with a scratch-resistant piece of sapphire crystal that has been treated with layers of anti-reflective technology. Because the flow of lines and patterns within the Damascus steel is formed uniquely, each of the 100 new models is a one-of-a-kind design.

 

The dial of the Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER watch boasts those beautiful waves and liquid-like lines that flow underneath the hands and hour markers with a certain fluidity. The stick markers around the hour track are crafted from 18ct white gold, as are the central hands. Each of the hour markers are also meticulously positioned into place on the dial by hand and have been treated with a layer of luminous material to assist with timekeeping in the dark. From the middle section of the central hour and minute hands to the tip, luminous material guides the way once more, offering a quick and effective way to reference the basics during the night. The dial also features a date window at 6 o’clock, aligned with the Sinn lettering at 12 o’clock and the DAMASZENER lettering towards the southern hemisphere of the dial. The white gold appliques are a somewhat unusual touch for Sinn but the details, no doubt, add an undeniably luxurious twist to the design.

 

 

The new 43mm Sinn 1800 S GG DAMASZENER limited edition watch is powered by the self-winding Sellita SW300-1 movement, which bears a total of 25 jewels and beats at a rhythm of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour. It also features a seconds stop function and produces a power reserve of 38 hours once fully wound.

 

Sitting at 10.4mm tall on the wrist, the new limited edition Sinn watch securely straps to the wrist with a vintage style brown cowhide leather band with a decorative cream contrast stitching down the sides but also comes supplied with an additional black alternative. Lastly, a little about Damascus steel itself…

 

About Damascus steel

 

There is a very alluring surface texture that reveals itself when Damascus steel is produced (a mix of two different types of steel). It creates an organic pattern of light and dark stripes. The material is created when the two types of steel are forged together creating a permanent bond. Hard and brittle steel and softer, elastic steel have been alternated in the past to increase resistance to breaking, yet today Damascus steel is equally used for its entrancing charm as it is its practical capabilities.

 

 

Once a piece of steel has been welded, forged and hardened, its surface is etched to reveal its beautiful pattern. The material is emersed in an acid bath where both types of steel show signs of corrosion. Some layers wear quickly and take on a darker grey tone, giving rise to the unusual Damascus steel texture. Damascus steel has a corrosion-resistant quality that is almost as high as some of Sinn’s other steels used for its watch cases. Once the pieces of steel are forged, they must undergo Sinn’s TEGIMENT process. With the design of Sinn’s unique 1800 S DAMASZENER watch, the dial is produced as part of the middle section of the case as opposed to a separate component. This enables the textural pattern of Damascus stainless steel to continue throughout the design of the watch as a harmonious whole.

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